The Southern Interscholastic Press Association is a not-for-profit organization of
middle and high school journalism programs. We educate students and advisers on journalism
standards, support publications and programs and promote journalistic values and freedoms
in classrooms throughout the Southeast.
Convention sessions online
Download (pdf) the final 2016 convention session schedule now. The convention program will
be finished and posted soon. For now, plan what sessions you are going to attend SIPA
weekend. You won't want to miss any of these!
Convention registration online
Register now for the 2016 convention. Meet students, advisers and others from across the Southeast,
participate in various onsite competitions, attend sessions on all media and enjoy
activities like SIPA's Got Talent, the student dance and the adviser Endowment auction.
Convention keynote speakers announced
John Moore, a senior staff photographer and special correspondent for Getty Images, will kick
off the 2016 convention as the keynote speaker Friday night. John has covered immigration
and displaced civilians in the Middle East and won Photographer of the Year at Sony World Photography Awards in April for his coverage of the Ebola outbreak
in Liberia. Check out his online portfolio.
Destiny Chance, a reporter at WACH Fox Columbia news station and former high school journalist,
will be the Saturday morning keynote speaker. This year Destiny has covered major
news stories in South Carolina like the Mother Emanuel AME church shooting, the removal
of the Confederate Flag and the historic flooding in October.
SIPA membership renewal
Renew your SIPA membership for this school year. Even if you have a lifetime membership, you need to update
your school and evaluative information.
SIPA 2015-2016 Calendar
Make sure to download (pdf) the SIPA and SCSPA calendar for the new school year.